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Zucchini, Pea and Mint Soup

This soup is fantastic for both autumn and winter. The warmth of this thick soup, together with the sweet and fresh flavours, is a delicious treat on a cold night. I like it so much that I have even had this soup, chilled, on a hot summer’s day. With leeks, onion and garlic forming part of the allium family, they offer a great bioactive known as...

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Intermittent Fasting- Commonly Asked Questions

Last week I wrote a blog where I discussed the basics of intermittent fasting (IF). If you do a quick ‘Dr Google’ search on IF you will be inundated with information and it’s so hard to sieve out the facts from the fiction. The scientific evidence itself is also a tad confusing, as many of the studies done are either on animals or small subject groups,...

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Intermittent Fasting – The Low Down

The latest buzz around people’s eating routines and one of the most popular health and fitness trends today is ‘intermittent fasting’ (IF). With this, though, basic questions about what IF is and whether it works also come up. “Why is it that just a few years ago we were told to eat regular meals and snacks for health and weight optimization and now we are meant...

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Top Tips for a healthy Ramadan

I’d like to wish all my patients observing Ramadan, Ramadan Mubarak. Many people find this time particularly hard when it comes to staying on track with their healthy lifestyle. Irregular eating patterns can really throw some people off. Let’s not forget the benefits that short-term fasting can offer: Improved blood sugar control Can result in weight loss if done in a healthy manner Increase in endorphins (happy hormones) ...

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Sleep – The Low Dow

Let’s talk about sleep because I bet so many of us are not getting enough of it, and that includes myself. We all have those nights where sleep is merely a day dream and those days where our energy levels feel depleted and we are cranky and inefficient. There is a long list that affects how many hours of shut-eye we get and the quality of...

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Summer Fattoush Salad

Simple and fresh are the two words that describe this salad- a great summer side dish for any meal. I decided to put a twist on a classic fattoush and add some fennel and pomegranate kernels to add that extra bit of anti-oxidant effects. The fennel contains quercetin, the bioactive ingredient that ‘switches on’ the master anti-oxidant conductor, while the pomegranates contains punicalagans which has three...

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Thyroid Health – The Low Down

Thyroid health is a topic that is very close to my heart. At the age of 12, after having gained over 4 kg on a 3-week summer camp and was feeling, well let’s say, abnormally tired for a 12-year-old, I found out that I had an underactive thyroid. To be more specific, I found out that I had Hashimoto’s disease. Since then, the respect I have for...

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Commercial Juices-What To Look Out For

Commercial Juices - The Low Down I recently wrote a blog about Juicing and the ins and outs of its impact on your health. Often, juicing claims include promises of detoxification, cleansing, weight loss and more. While some juices do have some health benefits, science shows us that they are not healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables as they can result in your sugar intake sneaking...

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Eight Tips for your December Holiday

It’s holiday time! Whether you are sweltering in the summer heat, gearing up for a white winter, almost en-route to your grand vacation or visiting the infamous ‘remain here’, December is the season to be jolly. Many feel that December is the pinnacle of all that they have worked for in terms of their health and wellness goals. At the end of the year I tend...

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Summer Salad Series- Sunrise by HM Caprese Salad

Creamy. Herby. Juicy. Zesty This salad reminds me of a fresh, Italian summer. There is nothing better than a mouth-watering combination of fresh tomatoes, roasted tomatoes, basil, creamy mozzarella and pine nuts. This salad oozes lycopene all the way. By adding roasted cherry tomatoes to the mix, the anti-oxidant power of this salad is stepped up. The peppery, fresh basil has a bioactive compound known as triterpenoid, which has...

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